Cooper secures funding to fight crime, homelessness
SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, D-Elk Grove, applauded the passage of the state budget, which included funding that he spearheaded to combat crimes against children, assist homeless Californians and provide resources to small businesses.
As a member of a budget subcommittee, Cooper led an effort to fund California’s Internet Crimes Against Children taskforce. ICAC’s mission is to help state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children.
Cooper also secured a significant amount of funding for California’s Small Business Development Centers in the budget.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and (Small Business Development Centers) provide vital resources to our current and future business leaders,” he said.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year on Tuesday.